The Ladies of the Wine Two Five Podcast

Who are the ladies behind the Wine Two Five Podcast?

Stephanie Davis and Valerie Caruso are two wine educators who were brought together in a study group in 2014 as they both sought to test for their Certified Wine Educator (CWE) credential. Being geographically separated the group recorded their Sunday morning study sessions. If a group member missed the session on “Spanish Wine Regions” then they could listen on-demand. This idea led to the podcasts which offer information that industry and non-industry wine lovers alike can access any time.



Stephanie Davis   “The Wine Heroine”

Stephanie Davis’s career in the wine business evolved from a prodigious love of wine and an entrepreneurial spirit.  After 12 years of practicing clinical pharmacy, Stephanie left her career as a pharmacist, and with her husband’s encouragement, launched a wine accessory under her brand Albarello LLC in September 2014.  Albarello’s first product is an all-natural, unscented, luxury hand soap for wine enthusiasts.  Stephanie sparks audiences with her energy, experience, and style. 

Credentials include: CWE, CS, FWS and WSET Level 3 Advanced Certified



Valerie Caruso “Wine Gal Val”               

Valerie packed two bags after retiring from a 25-year military career and moved to Italy to study wine at an International Culinary Institute for a year.  She returned to Italy several more times for writing projects, advanced Italian language studies, and then to France for advanced French language and French wine studies at another Culinary Academy. Val was hooked. She launched Vino With Val, LLC, a wine education service in Colorado Springs after a few years working DTC sales for a Napa-based winery.  She is a wine educator, speaker and enthusiastic presenter who offers a unique wine tasting experience and customized entertainment options for her clients & guests.

Credentials include: CWE, FWS and the Champagne Master-Level Certificate (WSG).  She’s recently completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits (DWS).